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South Australia achieves great results at the 2017 GovHack International Red Carpet Awards

image of 2017 GovHack Red Carpet Award winners. Image courtesy of GovHack.
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On Saturday 14 October, GovHack held their annual Red Carpets Awards at the Brisbane City Hall.

South Australian teams featured strongly on the night, receiving an impressive 5 wins, 7 runners-up and 8 honourable mentions. The awards were a celebration of the best of the best from GovHack events held across Australia and New Zealand in 2017.

A big winner was the all-women team, ‘Chooks’ who won the ‘Innovative presentation of economic data’ category as well as runners-up in two other award categories and one honourable mention for their concept Chooks, a tool which provides business intelligence for entrepreneurs.

Mt Gambier team ‘56K’ were recognised with two big wins on the night for their mobile game concept Reefdom, teaching young people the impacts humans have on coral reefs.  

Team Hackunamatata won the ‘Resource Hack’ award for their solar power monitoring concept SunSpot and Refugee Connect won the ‘Bounty: Tech / Space’ award for their matching refugees with homeowners who have spare rooms concept Refugee Connect.

Our 2017 SA Premier’s Award winners Torange Juice and BizKit.TECH received multiple accolades on the night for their concepts My Digital Concierge and BizKit respectively.

We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s South Australian nominees. See all the winners, runners-up and honourable mentions on the GovHack website

We hope to see you all returning to the competition again in 2018 – keep up the great work! 

Last updated: 19 October 2017